"GREEN" Agents??

Real Estate Agent

Who all out there has dealt with the green conscious buyer or seller?  How did you handle it?  Do you REALLY know what is "green" and what isn't? 

I just completed the NAR Green Core and Residential Class and was surprised to learn what I thought was "Green" wasn't necessarily the best.

If you have the opportunity to take this class and are in a market where you have "GREEN Minded" clients, I would strongly recommend it!


Terry Miller
Miller Homes Group - Tyler, TX
Miller Homes Group and Tyler Apartment Locator

We have very few "Green" clients. However it is a great thing to learn. Have a great weekend.

Oct 09, 2009 02:25 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Green is in. The Green economy just added 47,000 new jobs to the economy this year alone

Oct 09, 2009 02:30 AM
Brad Belt
Austin, TX

You might be surprised who the Green client could be.  It's not necessarily going to be the hippy chick or surfer dude!  It could very well be a young family with young children who are worried about low VOC's in the carpet or paint.  Did you know if someone asks you about air quality in the home, one of the worst contributors are the "cheap" cabinets.  They use formaldehyde which off-gasses a tremendous amount of "bad stuff" into the air!

Oct 09, 2009 02:30 AM
Margaret Goss
@Properties - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

I have not taken the course but I am on a "Green" committee for my local real estate board.  I believe in living a sustainable lifestyle, but I've come to realize that most people don't care and certainly don't want to pay extra for it.

Oct 09, 2009 02:40 AM
Jeff Craig
Hang Me Up Photos - Jamestown, NC
Greensboro Area Real Estate Photography

"Green" means so many different things to buyers.  As a builder, we find that buyers will back away from green when it means higher building expenses.

Oct 09, 2009 02:50 AM